Current Affairs,  Interiors

Gorgeous George(town)

  I spent Thursday evening at the incredible home of Deborah and Curtin Winsor in Georgetown.

They graciously hosted the Georgetown House Tour Patrons’ Party in their 34th Street residence.

The impeccable interior, sprawling garden and sheer size of the house left all who attended in awe.

Debbie and Curt are old friends and couldn’t be a lovelier couple – their gracious, relaxed style

was the perfect complement to an elegant evening.  So how did this guest return their hospitality?

I made my way around the first floor snapping photos with my iphone.  What can I say?  I’m an

interior designer, blogger and columnist – I can’t help myself!  But being the gentleman that he is,

Curt was happy to oblige and shared some fantastic renovation stories with me.  This power couple

not only powered through a complete gut job of the house, but did so in record time.  The result

is a grand, yet warm and comfortable family home nestled in the heart of Georgetown.

Please forgive the quality of my photos – I was trying to be inconspicuous ; )





winsor exterior

A view of the residence from 34th Street.

(photo courtesy of The Georgetown Dish)






Winsor hallA 


Entrance hall with seagrass and classical mouldings.

(photo by Christy Schlesinger – my partner in crime for the evening)









The sitting room has chocolate painted walls and Fortuny drapes.







William Morris paper and a marble-topped demilune vanity in the powder room.






The first floor public rooms are connected to the garden level rooms with a wide sweeping stair.

winsor LR

The salon with its knole sofa, family portraits and garden views is polished and bold.

(photo courtesy of Washington Life)






The contrasting palette of creams and browns continues in the dining room …

Winsor DR 2A





winsor kitchen

… And kitchen.  Two seating areas, a separate bar and professional grade appliances.  Fabulous!



Thank you to the Winsors and the Patrons’ Party hosts for a beautiful event.

And don’t forget!  The Georgetown House Tour is this Saturday from 11:00AM to 5:00PM.




One Comment

  • ArchitectDesign

    this home was on the tour at some point in the past few years -was it last year? Simply breathtaking. LOVED the dining room and salon.
    The house had some previous grand tenants as well – Aesthetes lament had featured the house under a previous owner and had had tea there (or at least visited…i can’t quite remember). It’s worth looking up!

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